Month: October 2015

Caption Contest Photo #566

Do you have a clever caption for this photo? Send your best caption to us within 2 weeks of publication date… (Include your name, and home town). Caption Contest, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, by email to contest@weirs.com or by fax to 603-366-7301

Bone Shaker Brown Ale – Moat Mountain Brewing Co,

The fall is an interesting term… I like to think of it as falling back in love with cool weather beers (browns, big beers, porters, stouts, etc). And we in New Hampshire have a lot to be thankful for since we live in a state with almost 50 breweries turning out awesome tasting products. Today,

Canada’s “Trudeau-Mania”: What It Means For The USA

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—The sweeping electoral victory of Canada’s Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau after ten years of Conservative party government, sets a new agenda and political template for Canada. But beyond retail politics as usual in Ottawa, Justin Trudeau’s win may signal a transformational moment for Canada as

Mi CASA su CASA

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times By virtually every measure, New Hampshire is a great place to be a kid and to raise a family. In the current Casey Foundation “Kids Count” data book, we rank 4th nationally for overall child well-being, based on four key indicators: economic well-being, education, health, and family & community. In

World Series Memories

This year my team, The New York Mets, is in the World Series. When I moved here, being a Mets fan in New England was no big deal; being a Yankees fan was a whole other story entirely. I moved here in late 1985 and it really wouldn’t be that long until my status as

Winter Water Woes

During the cold winter months, wild birds expend scarce energy searching for unstable open sources of water. Water is an important element that all birds must use daily. Birds lack the saliva a human mouth contains to ease the act of swallowing food. This explains the constant behavior path wild birds employ as they continually

RAFFIO AND RACING

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist Long-time commuters often develop a kinship of sorts with other commuters—fellow travelers who take the same routes to and from work each day. And so it is with runners, who inherently relate to other runners who compete in our region’s racing circuit, mostly 5K events that produce not just

Granite Stout – 603 Brewery

Welcome to fall colors and a never-ending supply of new beers for this season. It seems New Hampshire comes alive in the fall, partly due to a change in climate and leaf color, and partly for the reason to drink different style beers. Octoberfest is upon us and so is pumpkin beer. But we are

BASKETBALL, GOLF, AND NANTUCKET

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist BASKETBALL, GOLF, AND NANTUCKET Sports bring people together. The Olympic Games unite countries. High school tournaments unite towns. And golf can reunite college alums, friends, and teammates―also affectionately known as “cronies.” Such a reunion occurred for me during Columbus Day weekend. The common denominator was basketball and the common

Northern New Hampshire Hiking

The trailhead parking areas in far Northern New Hampshire, even on this busy holiday weekend, only had a car or two. The roads were empty and the leaves were more bright and colorful than they were a few hours south back home. Bryan and I met in the Gorham Wal-Mart parking lot and I drove

Caption Contest Photo #565

Do you have a clever caption for this photo? Send your best caption to us within 2 weeks of publication date… (Include your name, and home town). Caption Contest, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, by email to contest@weirs.com or by fax to 603-366-7301.  

UN Security Council’s Musical Chairs

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—In its annual selection process, the full General Assembly has picked five countries to serve as non-permanent members on the UN Security Council. Importantly, Egypt, Japan and Ukraine as well as Senegal and Uruguay were chosen as the new members who will serve two year terms

It’s Snow Time

There…I said it. Veteran backyard birders do not need a calendar to know the time of year. We do not need to watch the media outlets to understand that a season of change is rapidly approaching. Back to school ads have been around for weeks, much to the chagrin of children everywhere. If you are

Tenth Time Is The Charm

Now that the race for governor of New Hampshire is wide open, I’m feeling pretty confident about my chances this year. This year marks a very special and emotional campaign for me. This will be my tenth consecutive attempt at winning that corner office at the State House. (I hear the bathrooms are spectacular, but

HOMETOWN DOUBLE BROWN – Henniker Brewing Co.

Well it seems there are quite a few breweries in New Hampshire… 48 and counting! But there are only a few that are capturing this reviewer’s attention. One of those is Henniker Brewing Company in the one-and-only Henniker, NH. This is the second article in as many reviews exclaiming their brewing virtues and the sixth